Job Description


Under the general supervision of the Chief of Adolescent Development and GenU (Generation Unlimited), the Operations Officer will lead the country and state level support to the roll-out of YuWaah, Generation Unlimited in India. The position will also work closely with YuWaah secretariat in operational support for the programmes and partnerships. The Operations officer will also work closely with the Government of India, GenU partners and internally at UNICEF with programme sections, particularly the Education and Child Protection sections, as well as with cross-cutting areas such as innovation, resource mobilization and communications. This post will deliver a key role in ensuring the successful roll out of the GenU India strategy and achievement of targets.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

And we never give up.


For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE:

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, Nutrition, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the Human Rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

This position aims to generate resources through UNICEF internal network (UNICEF National Committees and other Country Offices and Regional Offices) who in turn raise funds from the Private sector (mainly business, independent foundations and philanthropists) for India Country Office Programs and operations. This position also works on maintaining these donors through quality donor reports and organizing field visits.

The position will work under the guidance of and report to the Partnerships Specialist. The role will involve regular interactions with programme teams, state offices and external stakeholders.

Key Expected Results:

  • Acts as the focal point for Coordination of activities supporting partnerships with external corporate donors and other large bilateral donors. This includes: supporting programme teams in preparing proposals, preparing and sharing information in accordance to strategic partnership agreements (e.g., through documentation, reports, workshops, meetings, joint reviews, field visits); summarizing results and key action points of discussions, and ensuring that both donor and UNICEF teams are well-informed; following up as necessary on the status of action points;  gathering and consolidating inputs from the programme sections and state offices to ensure that the donor receives timely and clearly written progress and final reports, usually following prescribed report templates; responding to donors’ ad hoc queries and concerns. 

  • Works with programmes and state offices who benefit from support within particular grant agreements in developing and maintaining an enhanced system to manage the contribution and in particular, to ensure that funds utilization and donor reports are in line with agreed upon conditions. This includes: screening grant reports, analyzing and consolidated statements of allocated funds by programme memorandum output, screening of programme status reports to review and manage results, provide guidance and feedback to state offices on donor priorities and conditions, and initiating appropriate discussions with programme officers and managers with a view to resolving discrepancies and gaps. 

  • Leads in the documentation of data related to the donor funded project, its implementation and impact. This level of documentation fulfils Knowledge Sharing and cross-learning between UNICEF and the donor, and also contributes to strengthening Knowledge Management within UNICEF. Gathering and compiling documentation may include primary research on field visits, and synthesizing information from existing reports and documents prepared from donors’, UNICEF programme, and relevant third-party perspectives. 

  • Work with programme teams to generate income from foundations in India.

  • Represents UNICEF at working level meetings, workshops, and discussions with donors on contribution management. This includes participating in making recommendations to improve processes, and following with programme and state colleagues to ensure that recommendations are understood and implemented in a timely and effective manner.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

Requirements of the position (QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES):-

Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: business, communication, Marketing, social sciences, or another relevant technical field.

Experience: A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: Fundraising, marketing, public relations, or have worked in CSR/Foundations.

Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

 For every Child, you demonstrate…

Core Values (Required)

  • Care

  • Respect

  • Integrity

  • Trust

  • Accountability

Competency Areas (level 1):

  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships

  • Demonstrates Self and Ethical Awareness

  • Drive to Achieve Impactful Results

  • Innovates and Embraces Changes

  • Works Collaboratively with Others

  • Thinks and Acts Strategically

  • Manages Ambiguity and Complexity

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


  • This position is based in New Delhi (India).

  • Selected applicant will have an initial two (2) year fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.

  • UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training etc. UNICEF is a nonsmoking working environment.

Apply Now